Why Indonesia wants to put lid on baby boom while Asia tries to spur birth rates

Apr 2, 2021 | INVESTING

Countries across Asia are trying everything from fertility tours to baby bonuses to spur population growth in an ageing world. Not so in Indonesia, where officials are trying to convince people to have fewer children.The world’s fourth most-populous country is promoting later marriages, family planning and contraception to lower its fertility rate to 2.1 children per woman by 2025. That’s the “replacement rate” that would effectively flatten population growth in the country of 270 million,…

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